Start 2019 Right with Avocados from Mexico

Start 2019 Right with Avocados from Mexico

We know Decembers’ festivities, food, and expenses probably left you with a bit of remorse. Good thing it is the new year and you can take control again of your eating habits. Why not start with a healthy diet with the help of Avocados from Mexico?

One medium-sized avocado contains 11% of the recommended daily intake of fiber, 80 calories, and 6 grams of good fats (5 grams of monounsaturated fat and 1 gram of polyunsaturated fats). Avocados also contribut nearly 20 nutrients, including fiber — which keeps you fuller for longer — and other vitamins and minerals.

If you’re looking for nutritious and affordable recipes this month, here are some of our suggestions.

Tostadas with avocado, black beans, and chicken

Thisdish can be eaten for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a ripe Avocado from Mexico
  • 3/4 cup tomatillo, skinned and washed
  • 1/4 diced white onion
  • 1/4 minced cilantro
  • 1 minced jalapeño pepper, seedless
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon dry chipotle pepper
  • 1 can drained black beans
  • 2 cups pico de gallo
  • 48 round tortilla chips
  • 12 oz shredded chicken breast
  • 48 cilantro leaves

Preparation:

  • Place the avocado, tomatillo, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper in a blender until combined. Add lime juice.
  • In a bowl, crush the beans, salt, oil, and dry chipotle pepper until you have a nice even mix.
  • Combine the chicken with the pico de gallo in a small bowl. Season with lime, juice, and salt.
  • Arrange the tortilla chips in a platter. Add the beans, guacamole, and chicken. Place a cilantro leaf on top of each tortilla chip and add a scoop of salsa.

Cucumber boats with avocado and turkey

Another great thing about avocados is they can fit into a variety of healthy eating patterns, like the three healthy eating patterns recognized by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: the Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern, the Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern and the Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern. If you’re looking to get on board, you will love this dish. Quick reminder: before changing your diet, it’s always best to consult your doctor or a nutrition specialist.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Avocado from Mexico, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1 cucumber,washed
  • 2 tablespoons natural yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 4 turkey slices
  • 4 slices of cheese
  • 8 sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 4 radishes, finely sliced

Preparation:

  • Using a fork, combine the avocado, yogurt, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Cut each end of the cucumber and slice in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and fill with avocado mix.
  • Place the turkey slice, radish, cheese, and tomato on top of the avocado mixture and place other cucumber half on top.

With these dishes at hand, eating healthier in the new year should be easy!

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